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His Highness Amir sends nat'l day greetings to Ukraine's Pres.

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:34am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Thursday a cable of congratulations to Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko on his country's national day.His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf ...

KUNA main news for Thursday, August 24, 2017

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:33am
Local: KUWAIT -- For those brave souls who decided not to travel this summer, indoor sport clubs have been sanctuaries where many activities took place away from the scorching heat. (Photo-feature by Ahmad Sorour issued 09:36 a.m. local-time 06:36 ...

Artist Hussein Jassem passes away at age 73

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:30am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- A few days after bidding farewell to renowned Kuwaiti actor Abdulhussein Abdulredha, Kuwait suffered another loss within the arts and cultural domains with the passing away of Singer Hussein Jassem at age 73.Jassem, born in ...

Iraq's reconstruction conf. in Kuwait "partnership opportunity" - WB

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:46am
By Fawaz Karami KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The World Bank (WB) is eager to partnership with Kuwait to help in the reconstruction of recently liberated areas in Iraq, said a regional WB official on Thursday. Speaking to KUNA, the World Bank's ...

Indoor sport clubs... Sanctuaries fending off Kuwait's summer heat

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:36am
(Photo-feature by Ahmad Sorour) KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- For those brave souls who decided not to travel this summer, indoor sport clubs have been sanctuaries where many activities took place away from the scorching heat.Whether pursuing physical ...

Photo of the Day

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:21am
Wagtail bird standing on dried-up muddy soil (Samie Al-Khlaifi - ...

Kuwaiti oil price down 3 cents to USD 48.27 pb

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:12am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The price of the Kuwaiti oil dropped by 3 cents to settle at USD 48.27 per barrel (pb) Wednesday compared with USD 48.30 pb last Tuesday, said Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) Thursday.At the global level, the prices were ...

USD stable at KD 0.301

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:10am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- The exchange rate of the US Dollar was stable at KD 0.301, while the Euro was up to KD 0.356, said the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK) Thursday.The Sterling Pound went down to KD 0.385, while the Swiss Franc rose to KD 0.312. ...

Today in Kuwait's History

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 1:44am
KUWAIT, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- 1966 -- Kuwait Metal Pipe Industries was established with a capital of KD 750,000. The company manufactured, importd, and repaired all kinds of pipes. 1990 -- Iraqi forces surrounded embassies in Kuwait to force their ...

Briefing of KUNA main news for Wednesday until 00:00 GMT

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 7:48pm
MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister will visit Kuwait late August. KUWAIT - A senior Health Ministry official faces prosecution on charges of counterfeit. 2630443 IRBIL - Iraqi forces continue advancing on the so-called Islamic State in Talafar. IRBIL ...

Kurdistan's referendum could damage regional stability - Turkish FM

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:55pm
IRBIL, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu reiterated Wednesday his country's concerns about the planned Kurdistan secession referendum. "A referendum at this time might result in problems and damage the stability in the ...

Caricature gallery in memory of Abdulredha

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 5:22pm
KUWAIT, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Rasem El-Basma, a caricature gallery that opened at Muse Lounge, Symphony Mall, on Wednesday, features 21 cartoons by 20 artists from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states as a tribute to Kuwait's great artist ...

US to pursue "honorable" outcome in Afghanistan - Trump

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 4:47pm
WASHINGTON, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump said Wednesday his country will pursue an "honorable" and "enduring" outcome in Afghanistan, worthy of US troops' significant efforts in that country."We will give our men and women in uniform ...

Iraq urges Turkey to withdraw forces from Mosul

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:13pm
BAGHDAD, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Iraq's Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi has urged Turkey to swiftly withdraw its military forces from his country's northern territories.Al-Abadi made his remarks Wednesday while meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut ...

French Prosecutor says some Spain terrorists passed through France

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 1:54pm
PARIS, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- France chief prosecutor Francois Molins on Wednesday declared in a press statement that some of the people involved in the terrorist operations in Spain last Thursday had passed through France and were detected near Paris ...

Lavrov to visit Kuwait next week

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 1:36pm
MOSCOW, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Kuwait by end of August, Russian foreign ministry announced Wednesday.Preparations for Lavrov's upcoming visit to Kuwait were discussed earlier between Russian President's ...

Saudi Vice King discusses relations with Pakistani PM

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 12:32pm
JEDDAH, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Saudi Vice King Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz discussed on Wednesday with the visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi a host of Islamic and international affairs, the official Saudi Press Agency ...

Turkey, US vow unity against "terrorist" groups

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:38am
ANKARA, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Turkey and the United States on Wednesday expressed their determination to work together to fight the so-called Islamic State (IS) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), both labeled as "terrorist" groups.Both ...

Pakistan wants trust from US

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:30am
ISLAMABAD, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- Pakistan indicated to the United States of America on Wednesday that it aspiring to see confidence from Washington rather than material aid, reacting to remarks by President Doland Trump accusing Islamabad of providing ...

S. Korea to engage, denuclearize N. Korea simultaneously - President

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 11:25am
TOKYO, Aug 23 (KUNA) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Wednesday that his administration will pursue efforts to engage North Korea, while at the same time, denuclearize the country, Yonhap News Agency reported. "Efforts for denuclearizing ...